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Oddities News Archive - June 14, 2008

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - A weedy sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father's Day. One of the rare creatures is pregnant for only the third time ever at a U.S. aquarium, officials said.

By Melody McDonald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 14--FORT WORTH -- Two military men and two other bystanders took down a bank robber Friday after he tried to carjack two women outside a Wells Fargo bank in far north Fort Worth.

A RARE sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father's Day - he's pregnant with 70 fertilised eggs. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.